5 Best Electric Bike Reviews (Updated, 2022)

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From the very beginning, when we started Really Good Ebikes over 4 year ago, we’ve encouraged customers to provide their honest feedback of the products and services they received. We send an email to every customer asking for a review, and we publish almost all of them on our website. We now have over 600 of the best electric bike reviews.


We also look for and publish independent product reviews of the ebikes we carry, from such authoritative sources as Court Rye’s Electric Bike Review and Brent McCluskey’s Electrified Reviews. We believe that customers benefit a lot from seeing these reviews.

In this article, we are going to share some of the best electric bike reviews we’ve received over the years. Let’s dive in!

Revi Cheetah Retro Style Electric Bike

Another one of the best ebikes which has been extensively reviewed is the Revi Cheetah. This vintage fat tire cruiser was inspired by the 1960s Café Racer motorcycles, where the bikes were used for short, quick rides between cafés, in Watford at the Busy Bee café and the Ace Café in London.

revi cheetah fat tire electric bike

The Cheetah features a 750W rear hub motor, and two battery capacity options for a long-range ride. It’s great for cruising around town or going off-road for adventure-seekers.

Tony G. gets right to the point in his review of the Cheetah:

I live in the Hollywood Hill and needed a powerful ebike to ride around with. The Cheetah has tons of power for the hills, and it's a total chick magnet. Everyone thinks I'm a rockstar. Awesome.

For a more traditional review of the Cheetah, check out what Court Rye from Electric Bike Review has to say. His review is rather extensive, so I figured I would just share a few of the Pros and Cons:

The twist throttle is active at zero and overrides each of the five pedal assist levels, considering the heavy build of this product and less efficient knobby tires, it’s nice to have help getting started.

Pros:

The 750 watt geared motor and 48 volt battery system really kicks, the bike was able to move Sam with ease, and he weighs 200+ lbs, it’s neat that the frame is rated up to 330 lbs while most other ebikes are just rated for 200 lbs or 250 lbs, but do keep an eye on the spokes if you’re a heavier rider, so they don’t loosen up

Very cool styling, everything from the gas tank inspired battery casing to the large steel headlight and elongated fork resemble a motorcycle and the big tires feel proportional, consider swapping to slick fat tires to make the bike smoother and more efficient (the size is 26″ x 4″)

Cons:

Weighing in at nearly 76 lbs, this ebike is heavier than average, they could reduce some of the weight and possibly improve comfort by punching out the rims

This ebike only comes in one frame size, but it’s neat that they offer three color combinations, only the black and brown have the faux leather cover on the battery… the rest are just painted

The extra-long chain can bounce around when you’re pedaling with a high gear and I didn’t see a slap guard, I could hear the chain bounce up into the steel chain cover when going off curbs and this could create scratches that might eventually rust, consider using some clear box tape on the right chainstay to protect it without detracting from the nice aesthetic of the bike frame color

The drivetrain is one step above base level on the Shimano product line and only offers 13 to 28 tooth spread vs. 11 to 32 or higher and that means you can’t climb as easily or pedal as comfortably at high speed, considering the higher top speed potential of the bike and heavier build, it would be nice to have a Shimano Deore with wider cassette

Minor complaint, I didn’t see anywhere to mount a water bottle or accessory on the seat tube or downtube, consider an anywhere adapter if you want to mount something here

Like I said, not all reviews are 100%, and that’s ok. Not every product is perfect, and it’s extremely useful to know some of the compromises you need to make when getting an ebike.

Brent McCluskey from Electrified Reviews also had a lot to say about the Revi Cheetah. You can check out his video review below.

 

If you want to learn more about the Revi Cheetah, click on the link below.

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Real People Talking About Ebikes

Last but not least, I wanted to share with you a video series I made when I first started Really Good Ebikes, called Real People Talking About Ebikes.

I was super excited to learn everything I could about ebikes, and started interviewing random strangers in the streets of Santa Barbara, California. These people shared with me their love of ebikes, and gave me some unvarnished best electric bike reviews. I hope you enjoy these videos as much as I enjoyed filming them.